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Baltimore Orioles 'trying to keep our head up' as losing skid hits 14 in loss to Minnesota Twins

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BALTIMORE -- Rob Refsnyder bounced back from a run-in with the center-field fence to score the go-ahead run in the 10th inning on a wild pitch and the Minnesota Twins handed the Baltimore Orioles their 14th straight loss, 3-2 on Monday.

The Orioles' skid ties for second-longest in team history - they also dropped 14 in a row in 1954, the season the club moved from St. Louis to Baltimore. The Orioles' worst losing streak came in 1988 when they lost their first 21 games of the year.

It's the longest losing drought in the majors since the Astros lost 15 in a row in 2013.

"It's been tough last couple weeks, but we're trying to keep our head up and trying to keep playing hard," said Ryan Mountcastle, who homered for Baltimore's run. "We've been in a lot of close games and we've just got to try to turn the page and move on to the next one and hopefully win tomorrow."

The Twins have beaten Baltimore 16 consecutive times, one away from Minnesota's franchise record against one opponent. The Twins topped Boston 17 straight times in 1965-66.

The Orioles have dropped 21 of their last 23 and are a major league-worst 17-37.

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